You have taken some ski lessons with Ski Progression.
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David, Anna, Stanley and Larry wrote:
Thank you for some excellent skiing lessons this Easter.
The boys really enjoyed their two afternoons with Christian, particularly the off piste, jumps and free-styling! They really improved.
Anna and I also enjoyed Eric's lessons. I don't know what Eric's secret was but after the first lesson Anna was flying down the pistes a la Lindsay Vonn ! Magnifique!!
David, Anna, Stanley, Larry La Tania Easter 2013
I had a really good lesson with Laure so thanks very much to you both.
If I come back to La Tania I will certainly use you again.
Alan, Joanne & Joseph wrote:
Thank you again for the excellent lessons, and also for saving our holiday and taking on an extra student - Joseph! He loved it and all our skiing has got better. We are all more confident and hopefully next time we can ski more in the other valleys.
The progression team are excellent and Joseph would like to try and ski with Laure - he thinks he is better!!
All the best and will see you next year.
Alan Joanne & Joseph
Mark wrote firts day:
Thanks to Eric for the first morning of training for our improvers group. They all came back and said they had had a good time and had learnt plenty. They are already looking forward to the second session tomorrow afternoon!
Another great training session from Eric, taking our group to Courchevel for the afternoon. Amazingly, he already knew all 10 of their names at roll call, after yesterday's session! Every person told me that they had enjoyed a great afternoon of skiing & had continued to make progress under Eric's expert supervision. His patience and support across a range of skiing abilities has been very well received. Everyone is looking forward to their final session tomorrow, but will no doubt be sad that it is ending!
Our group, Lindsay Williams, Hannah Newman, Sam Newman, Sam Williams,Kim Bevan, Georgia Steed, Sarah, Catherine Berry, Dee Berry and Laura Bishop want to thank Eric for all his hard work and patience during their three training sessions. Everyone benefitted hugely from the coaching and made great progress under Eric's excellent guidance. Thank you Eric and to everyone at Ski Progression!
Carole, Emilie & Anna wrote:
Thank you Laure for our great ski lessons - I think we all improved again - but there is always room for more improvement so we'll have to come back next year I think!! Thank you for your positive encouragement - it has built up our confidence. Enjoy the rest of the season.
Carole, Emilie & Anna
Chris, Karen and Noah wrote:
Dear Eric, Christian and Laure,
Thanks again for making our holidays memorable. Our lessons are always an adventure, always fun, we enjoy learning from all of you and, of course, our skiing continues to improve as a result of your work! These are the reasons we KEEP coming back and WILL KEEP coming back to no one other than Ski Progression.
Eric we are very grateful for your knowledge, patience and skill and your ability to tailor our lessons as required to push us gently to new levels of skiing. You are nothing less than surprising... a "warm up" on the Grand Couloir on our first morning was a stoke of genius on your part and exactly what we needed to bring us quickly back to how we were skiing after a week on snow at Christmas! We also very much appreciate that you thought to maximise the fantastic snow conditions to begin our introduction to off piste skiing. Though we struggled with keeping our skis under our feet in deep powder, we could both see immediately how the experience made our on piste skiing better. We are keeping our fingers crossed for more powder next season.
Christian, Noah's ability and confidence continue to grow under your guidance. Upon our return home we watched video of him from March 2012 and compared it to his current skiing and the difference is pronounced. Even to our novice eyes, we can see Noah's weight is significantly further forward, he moves much more up and down in his turns and he controls his speed much better by using turns, rather than heading straight down a slope! This improvement is all down to your teaching... and Noah is ALWAYS happy to spend his mornings in lessons with you.
Our ski holidays would not be the same without Ski Progression, so thank you again. We look forward to 2013/2014 and wish you the best for the rest of the current season.
Karen, Chris and Noah Clark
Jersey Channel Islands
December 2012 and February 2013
I just wanted to let you know how my skiing has been going since our lesson two weeks ago. I am feeling much more confident and have been enjoying skiing much more, Neil says I am a different skier. What I find I must do is at the start of each day skiing I remind myself of the 4 points we talked about 1) maintain the correct position 2) stay relaxed 3) initiate the turn early and 4) keep all my weight on the downhill ski. It seems to be working! The only time I find myself becoming tense and leaning back again is when I hit some ice but I will keep practising.
Thank you so much for you help.
Fantastic week in La Tania. Skiing was great and my lessons really improved my skills - after too many years with no lessons! Thanks Laure I will definitely use your coaching again on my next visit - not too far off hope.
Russell Halliday January 2013
Sorry for the delay in replying to your e mail, its rather busy when I return with lots of e-mails to go through, anyway I thought the standard of tuition from Eric to be exceptional and would recommend him to anyone looking to improve their Skiing, so absolutely yes I will definitely book some more some lesions when I return next year.
I would also like to praise Christian who taught my son Simon to snowboard and thank him for his patience, Simon is now hooked and is already looking to see if he can return soon.
Many thanks for all your help in making the arrangements and wish you and the Team all the success you deserve.
Nick and Caroline wrote:
Our lessons with Laure were the high point of our stay in Courchevel. The lessons were fun, we worked hard and learned a lot. She quickly spotted our bad skiing habits and explained what to do to correct our technique and showed what to practice. By the end we were skiing with more confidence, more control and more speed! I only wish we had taken lessons sooner.
Nick and Caroline Martin
John, Kathy, Jack and Amiee Mayhew wrote:
We had lessons with Christian at Easter.
We all had a great time and improved our skiing.
Great fun, the lessons were really laid back made our holiday thank you Christian see you Christmas.
John, Kathy, Jack and Amiee Mayhew
Karen, Chris and Noah wrote:
Dear Christian, Eric and Laure,
Thank you all again for the fantastic lessons while we were in La Tania.
There is always so much to learn from the Ski Progression team!
As always Noah, age 8, enjoyed his lessons with Christian.
Each day Noah asked us with much happiness and anticipation, “Am I skiing with Christian today?” We appreciate Christian’s gentle approach to teaching Noah and we can see so much improvement in Noah’s skills.
One of our main goals has always been to be able to ski the Three Valleys confidently and safely as a family. Just since our previous visit at Christmas, we are now confident taking Noah on red runs and would have taken him on some blacks too if we had had better visibility in our last two days.
For myself, I am amazed and thrilled to be skiing at my current level and it is down to Eric’s excellent and patient teaching.
I never became interested in skiing when I was younger due to a lack of opportunity coupled with trepidation.
Once I decided to try skiing, I only hoped that I would someday feel confident on a red piste.
Since starting lessons with Ski Progression in March 2011, I have surpassed my own expectations and even black runs do not seem nearly as daunting as they once did.
I could never have dreamed of having enough skill to tackle a piste like the Grand Couloir and when Eric suggested it, such is my trust in him and his guidance that I thought “why not, let’s do it!” What a thrilling challenge!
I did not descend the couloir with any grace or style but I am so pleased Eric encouraged me to try and felt my technique was of a level to cope.
I am certain he was right and that the experience will open up my next level of skiing and I look forward to finding out what that may be next season. Thank you, thank you, thank you…
In previous visits to La Tania, Chris has joined my lessons with Eric and did so with some of the lessons again this time.
Chris, already an advanced skier, continued to improve under Eric’s teaching and has learned to use far more technique and less “brute force” in his skiing than ever before.
Chris also thoroughly enjoyed a private lesson with Laure.
Unhindered by my slower pace, Laure was able to put Chris through his paces and gave him many new skills to work on for the future.
The Ski Progression Team is simply the best. It wouldn’t be the same holiday for any of us without all of you. Our sincerest thanks and see you next season.
Karen, Chris and Noah Clark
Jersey, Channel Islands
I had a four hour lesson with Eric, and I found his approach to be thoughtful and analytical.
However, the most impressive feat was to have a kind, encouraging style whilst at the same time pushing me beyond my comfort zone and guiding me to far more challenging runs than I would normally attempt (notably the couloir at the top of Saulire).
The combined effect was highly effective and I felt that I progressed both technically and mentally.
I will be back next year!
Sarah, Phil, Den and Ade
Matt, Katie, Alex and Maddie wrote:
Ski Progression suited our needs completely.
We were two families of four with children ranging between 13 and 8.
Christian was completely flexible with the lessons and we would often pick the girls up early at any pre arranged spot so that the boys could have a final hour blasting down the mountain!
In fact the lessons were so flexible, one morning the adults swapped with the children so we could pick up some tips ourselves!
We would certainly use Ski Progression again and rate them highly.
Paul and Sarah wrote:
In December 2011 we spent Christmas at La Tania.
Ski Progression came highly recommended.
We had 3 children ranging from 9-16 who had never been skiing before. Laure was amazing. She taught our 9 year old son who could not contol his body or legs to ski controlably and confidently on green runs. Our 10 year old daughter was very nervous and Laure diverted time away from the main group to give her the confidence she needed to progress to a similar level as the others.
Our 16 year old daughter who is very accident prone came away in one piece with a passion for skiing which Laure had facilitated by encouraging her to develop what turned out to be her natural ability with skis.
Laure also helped our 14 year old who is an intermediate skiier to improve on her technique and helped her re-build her confidence after several years without skiing.
We cannot thank you enough for the time you spent with the children, they thoroughly enjoyed the holiday, but this was made more satisfying by coming away with basic skiing skills in place.
We will be back.
Paul and Sarah Lowther
I did not take up skiing till my 50's and have had lessons over the years with Laure.
She is the most fantastic instructor as she understands so well and I can honestly say that I would follow her anywhere even down a black run! She instills so much confidence, and I really did not think I could improve as much as I have.
I enjoy her lessons so much and I cannot wait till next year.
Thank you Laure.
Ann and John wrote:
I knew Ski Progression would be good just by the quick responses to any emails I sent prior to our holiday.
Laure was fantastic, always early for our 3 lessons and worked with us for the full 3 hours.
The lessons were so useful and tailored to our needs. They were fun and for the first time I was not worried about what would happen during a lesson - I felt in very capable hands, encouraging us but not letting us get away with poor technique.
Laure has eyes on the back of her head and saw every wobble! We hope to be back again next year and would certainly book lessons again with Laure and Ski Progression and would not hesitate to recommend them to any friends or colleagues who are going to ski in that area.
Thanks again for super lesssons.
Ann and John Spence
We had a great skiing week with Eric this half-term. We were a "difficult" bunch with my husband being a complete novice, myself who hasn't skied for the past 3 years and my daughter of 8 who is very fond of going on bumps and off-piste as she has been skiing regularly since she was 3.
Eric managed us all very well, he made sure my husband was skiing around all of the 3 valleys by the end of our stay, I found my skiing legs back and my daughter was suitably challenged by some interesting paths through the forest.
Eric is very knowledgeable,kind and flexible. He knows how to teach both adults and children. Many thanks for your guidance and stories about the valleys also! We highly recommend Eric to anyone who wants to ski in La Tania or any other part of the three valleys!
First of all I have never been inclined to write testimonials for ski schools as I would like to say that no ski school should ever claim to be better than another.
But in this case I felt compelled to write as I believe Ski Progression are what you should look for when seeking instruction.
I’m not being paid for this or receive any discount incentives.
In my years of skiing I have had group and one to one sessions primarily because my base is the UK and I always feel my skiing can always be improved, and you get to possibly ski where you haven’t been before.
I asked my instructor (Eric) to look at the basics in my stance and style and take it from there. I can genuinely say that I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending ski progression if your desire is to learn at any level, whether that is learning to snow plough or understand what is required to navigate a couloir.
Thanks Eric for one very memorable lesson.
My friends and associates all know which ski school I recommend if they are in the 3 Valleys and especially La Tania.
If your wondering my ski holiday was taken in the last week of January 2012
In the winter of 2006 and in my mid-50s I went to the Three Valleys with my family with no intention of learning to ski. My wife and two daughters had other ideas and within a day I found myself booked to the lower slopes of La Tania. This was my first lesson with Laure.
Within a couple of days I could plough and was ready for the green pistes in Courcheval. This was when I became smitten by skiing and the possibilities for a new and fantastic sporting experience. It was just so different from any sports I had previously enjoyed.
I soon worked out if I was going to enjoy skiing into the future I had to look after myself more than had been necessary when younger. To do this I had to ski well and realised that Laure had the technical knowledge and teaching skills to take my skiing forward.
Since 2006 I have continued to meet up with Laure for lessons on regular holidays to the Three Valleys and most recently in January 2012 when we had a couple of mornings in Val Thorens.
I am skiing at a level and pace I never thought possible and so much is due to Laure. If she can get me started at 55 and still be getting more out of me on the slopes I am sure she can do it for you.
Sydney wrote :
hello eric, please view the ski clubs website in Canada....
skicedarsprings.com and consider a trip with us sometime!
thank you for the confidence that you gave to my husband phil and for getting my friend and I into the coulors off piste....
it certainly makes our experince in the french alps unforgetable....
sincerely, Sydney Cook
Alen and Joanne wrote :
We thoroughly enjoyed our 5 days of skiing with you and have both learnt so much.
We were both at different levels with Alan wanting to focus on his technique and for me (Joanne), to go back to basics and get my confidence back.
You remained patient and encouraged us throughout our lessons and passed on many pearls of wisdom.
Despite a rather slow start on the first day (taking a long time on the Green run into La Tania) when we went back later in the week we were back in the lift within an hour, so major progress. Also no more snow ploughs!!!!
During the course of our lessons we experienced various skiing conditions courtesy of the weather and in the past this would have caused me to panic and end up in a heap.
Under your guidance this did not happen, as you had taught me how to stay in control of my speed and more importantly you helped me regain my confidence and as a result this was the best ski holiday we have had.
We hope to see you on the slopes again to carry on from where we left off.
New Year Ski lessons- Alan and Joanne Le Bihan
My wife was nervous and had lost confidence, Laure and Christian restored it and in a short week my wife had made the trip from La Tania all the way to St Martin de Bellville!
An unexpected result was my own skiing came along tremendously after I took one of my wifes lesson's when she was tired and I now ski much better and in more control without getting tired like I used to.
Adria went from scratch to confident blue runs in a very short time and Laure and Christian were very patient and supportive. They are great for those who need more confidence and for those who want to improve their skiing.
Most importantly, they were pleasant and engaging, relaxed and highly experienced and we always felt that they paid attention to what we felt we needed to achieve.
I would not hesitate to recommend Ski Progression, we have used a number of schools in the three valleys, and Ski progression are by far the best!
Karen wrote :
Dear Christian and Eric,
Thank you both for the fabulous skiing lessons again on our recent visit to La Tania over Christmas 2011.
We have just viewed the photos and video you took during our lessons and they are both a wonderful reminder of our holiday and will help reinforce your effective instruction.
We are sure other students will find this equally valuable.
Under your guidance Christian, Noah has continued to improve his skiing.
After his three, four hour lessons with you on our first three days, Noah happily skied with us all day in the second half of our week.
He is confident and controlled on the slopes and most of all he enjoys skiing.
To ski together as a family exploring the beautiful mountains is what we wanted to achieve. We are more than grateful to you for your patient encouragement of Noah’s skills and that you always made his learning fun.
At only 7 years old (8 years today!), we know Noah has a firm base on which he will hopefully continue to build his love of skiing for years to come.
Eric, it was again a pleasure to have you as an instructor for Chris and myself.
While I, being the less skilled skier, was the focus of our time together, Chris gained much insight into the finer technical points of skiing and improved his skills as a result.
After only beginning skiing in 2009 at a rather “older” age of 40 and a bit years I was keen to learn but uncertain whether I could be successful after such a late start.
Your instruction has opened up a whole new passion for me. Your careful explanations of how and why techniques work and patient repetition when I get things wrong have made me feel confident and capable on the slopes.
I only wish our skiing holidays were longer so that I could practise more!
Carole wrote :
Dear Laure, thank you so much for the excellent lesson on Friday.
I was skiing parallel on the green piste today and my confidence is growing.
I think your advice to stick to green for me is good for this year - next year, who knows! The kids are also really confident now and enjoying all the runs! Thank you for your excellent tuition. Merry Christmas. Carole Edelenbos 25/12/11
Christopher wrote :
Want to transform 2 reluctant children into skiing enthusiasts?
Look no further than the amazing Laure!
Thanks very much indeed, and Happy Christmas;-)
P.s she is pretty hot with grown ups too, even in the fog!!!
Cherryll wrote :
Christian taught us in the 2010 season individually and in groups of 3. We were each at different stages of learning but he was able to tailor the lesson to suit the needs and aspirations of every individual member of the group. He demonstrated enormous patience, his lessons were fun and challenging enough for us all to come away feeling that we'd really achieved something to build on in our own time.
Cherryll, Pete, Dirk and Alex
Pete wrote :
For anyone wanting to make the most of their skiing holiday in La Tania we would highly recommend the three ski instructors who are ski progression. I have nothing but the highest praise for this small team who I have skied with over the past three winter seasons. They are outstanding instructors with great enthusiasm, patience and expertise and all have a real genuine love of the mountains.
Moira wrote :
A big thank you for the amazing courses of lessons I had with you last winter, some great skiing on and off piste and some exhilerating couloirs.
Elena wrote :
I had a private session of 2,5h with Eric. He is a professional.
I learnt in these 2,5h more than what I learnt in one week with an other school.
My friends said that after that morning everything changed: my posture, sholders and above all confidence in skiing! I highly recommend Eric!
Elena, La Tania, February 2011
Dom wrote :
Just a short testimonial to say how fantastic we found Eric. He coached my six-year old daughter - Annika - for 2 hours a day and her skiing came on tremendously in this time.
As importantly, she really enjoyed her time with Eric - full of games and patient care. At the end of the week, I used Eric to improve my (intermediate) level of skiing.
The lesson was superb - he is an outstanding coach - and I will definitely use his services again. Dom, February 2011
Beattie family and Clark family wrote:
19 Feb to 26 Feb 2011
We have only praise for Laure and Chris during our week at La Tania.
Laure really improved my skiing ability and my confidence. At the beginning of the week, I was a nervous wreck. By the end of the week, I was a completely different skier, who can't wait to ski again.
Laure also gave outstanding teaching to our 6 year olds. She constantly encouraged them and whilst they are without fear, she was excellent at making sure their technique was good. She also made the lessons completely fun and we all adore her.
Chris taught our older children and the two dads, in separate lessons during the week. All of them made huge progress with their technique and thoroughly enjoyed their lessons.
All of us are agreed that our teachers were excellent and that we want to use them again.
We all had a fantastic time and can't thank you enough.
Take care, Chris and Laure, we can't wait to come back!
Just returned from a great week in La Tania. Ski Progression proved to be a very friendly, highly experienced and professional team who gave our small group of me and my three children flexible, personal instruction of the highest quality.
Eric was an excellent teacher and gave 101 per cent throughout the ski lessons. He constantly encouraged me and my daughter and built up our confidence.
For the boys who progressed quicker, he skilfully improved their ability and technique whilst making the lessons fun and challenging. They consequently progressed rapidly during the week. Being taught as a small group had the advantage that we were able to split the lessons as the week progressed so we learnt in pairs at two different paces according to our needs. Christian was an excellent snowboard instructor and my son enjoyed himself enormously whilst making huge progress.
Prices are very competitive. Quality of instruction is superb. We hope we can book you again next year! Many thanks
The Allen family (19-26 February 2011)
When we arrived at our Ski location in march 2011, the four of us had never stand on ski's ever before. We decided to take beginners lessons and met with Laure the morning after.
Luckily Laure had no problem with talking English to us and French to the other group members.
Laure taught us how to ski from the beginning up to almost level 2 in only 6 mornings.
The lessons were well structured. First some theory, then practice. People who couldn't get up to speed as fast as the others were guided 1 on 1.
In the afternoon (after the lessons) we got plenty of time and information to practice on our own to be ready for the next improvement the next day.
Even when we (accidentally) got stuck on a piste which was to difficult for us, Laure didn't hestitate to give us some advise when she passed with her other group.
Besides the lesson itself there was enough room to make some jokes and have a lot of fun with the group.
When I decide to go to skiing in France again next year, I will definately try to get lessons from Laure again. I know I'm speaking for my friends (Jeffrey, Frank, Mark) as well.
Off course I (or I should say we) are expecting our picture with Laure somewhere on the website or facebook :-).
Dirk van den Muijsenberg
Claire wrote :
Christian was a patient and inspiring instructor. I thoroughly enjoyed my 4 lessons, which were full of variety and challenge.
My inital nervousness was quickly overcome and I became much more confident,progressing to more challenging blue and red runs (and even a small stretch of a black run).
Going over the bumps in the Family Park was one of the highlights and a thrilling experience.
I would highly recommend Ski Progression.
Claire - March 2011
Karen wrote :
I chose to have a couple of lessons with Ski Progression on the recommendation of a friend and was so glad I did. I have only skied a couple of times before and am a bit of a nervous skier. I had my lessons with Laure who I found to be inspiring and very patient. She has given me the confidence to continue and to believe in myself. I would definately recommend Ski Progression to anyone thinking of having skiing lessons.
Karen Couchevel March 2011
Karen wrote :
This was my 3rd time skiing and I decided to have a couple of lesson's to improve my technique and gain some confidence as I am a bit of a nervous skier.
I was told about Ski Progression by my partners brother who had been in Couchevel earlier in the year so I decided to give them a go and I am so pleased I did. I had my two 2hr lessons with Laure who was very friendly and patient.
By my second lesson I was already feeling more confident and Laure had me skiing paralel which I had not been able to do before she also helped me believe in my self.
I would highly recommend Laure and Ski Progression to anyone thinking of having skiing lessons I just wish I could have had more. If I am ever back in Courchevel I will definately book with them again.
Karen March 2011
Cherryll wrote :
Christian taught me and various members of my family again in February and March.
He is an excellent instructor and we had a brilliant time and for me particularly my confidence improved so much.
Christian introduced me to ski all types of snow and terrain and how to adapt my skiing.
Lessons were challenging but real fun and I came home on a real high. Christian is so patient and has a wonderful sense of humour. I can't wait for next year now!
Karen and Chris wrote :
We had a last minute change of plans when the ski school we had used in La Tania for the last two years could not run their group lessons at our levels due to low student numbers.
We decided to try the new ski school in the area, Ski Progression, and we are so glad we did! We had previous experience of the excellent teaching offered by Laure and Christian when they were with another school, but we had never had private lessons.
Christian taught our seven year old son, Noah. In Noah’s own words, “Christian was the best ski instructor ever.
He made learning to ski fun and sang me songs to help me remember what to do. I definitely want to have Christian as my ski instructor next year.” Noah’s skiing ability increased so much during the week that we were able to ski together as a family every afternoon.
Eric taught my husband, Chris, and I together.
Though we were not at the same level, Eric worked very hard to ensure we both got what we needed out of the lessons.
Our goal was to bring my skiing up to a level so that I could confidently ski red runs with Chris.
Eric not only achieved that goal but even encouraged me down a black run with relative ease! I would have NEVER thought that was possible! Chris felt his technique was greatly improved by the end of the week too so he did not feel he was held back by my needs.
Not only was Eric an excellent ski instructor, but he is also very knowledgeable about the local area and natural environment.
It was a great pleasure to learn so much from Eric.
And a final word about private versus group instruction… my husband and I had always had group lessons with skiers we did not know, mainly as we felt private instruction was an extravagance we could live without.
However, now having had such a fantastic experience with Ski Progression, we would never consider anything else, or any other ski school! Ski Progression’s rates are very competitive and worth every penny.
We signed up for instruction every morning for 3 hours with 4 hours of instruction on Friday. At first we thought this level of private instruction in a week, 16 hours for Noah and 16 hours for Chris and me may be a bit much.
But, our lessons were never onerous and our skiing moved on dramatically as a result. We can now ski safely and confidently in a variety of snow conditions without just “surviving” down a slope.
But also, with more hours, our instructors had the time to take us to explore the Three Valleys and to find better snow conditions in a season where the conditions have not been the most favourable!
The Ski Progression team are top notch! We hope to return to La Tania year after year and will without hesitation use Ski Progression again! Thanks for a wonderful holiday.
Karen, Chris and Noah, 28 March – 1 April 2011
Jim and Justin wrote:
We took a weeks holiday starting 10th April in La Tania. We went with another family with similar aged children.
It was the first time the children had skied so we were keen for them to have a good first experience.
Christian was fantastic with all 4 children. Each morning they were keen to go, and by the end of the first week they were all whizzing down the slopes.
We would definitely book with Ski Progression again and recommend them to friends.
Jim and Justin
+33 6 45 17 55 50
Le Clos du Lac n° 22
73120 LA TANIA